Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce

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Sculptural Form Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce

  • Eccentric, Narrow Tree Tells a Sunny Garden Story
  • Unique Evergreen Features Evocative, Weeping Branch Structure
  • Delivers Freeform Charm
  • Short, Bi-Colored Needles are Blue Green on Top, Silvery-Blue Underneath
  • Brilliant Foliage Catches the Sunlight
  • One-of-a-Kind Focal Point in Small Space Gardens
  • Easy Care
  • Urban Tolerant Evergreen Tree
  • Deer Seem to Leave Them Alone

This special selection of Serbian Spruce stands out in any landscape with its strongly downturned, slightly twisted branches and a skinny profile. It should be considered a living garden sculpture that remains fresh and relevant all year-long.

Charismatic Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns') features showy, short needles that are green on top and silvery-blue underneath. With each bend in the branch, you'll catch glimpses of both colors in a spectacular display.

This is not a cookie cutter tree with a stable form. With unique twists and turns, no two trees are alike.

You'll love the way the branch structure shows off the two-toned coloration of the short needles. As mature trees, the tightly clasped, downturned branches can even grow into a beautiful "skirt" around the base of the tree.

Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce easily captures an adoring audience of raving fans. People adore these spire-like trees with their freeform, whimsical branches hugging a strong central leader.

Go ahead and give your Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce tree a nickname. "Ms. Esmeralda Higgenbotham" or "Sir Eustice Wigglesworth-Gagglestock" might suit. Let your fancy take you on a flight.

Kids love these memorable trees, and you will, too. Our expert growers take such good care of them.

These designer trees aren't found in big box stores. Admittedly, they are a specialty tree and Nature Hills team is proud to offer them.

Place your order for Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce quickly if you see it in stock on the site. You might be surprised how many people want to get their hands on them.

How to Use Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce in the Landscape

Evergreen collectors will give it a place of pride in a sunny spot. Used as a specimen, you'll want to be able to walk all around it to study its artful structure.

You can also take advantage of it as a strongly vertical accent. Place a pair of them to heighten the anticipation of entry on either side of a garden path.

Create a fun feature with a series of these columnar trees, spaced far enough apart for the trees read as individuals. Place them eight to ten feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

Curve them around a seating area, then mulch between the trees and underplant with groundcovers. Or create a sinuous line of them for the kids to play epic games of hide and seek around.

However you use this interesting tree, be bold with it. It begs you to push the design envelope.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce well-drained soil and full sun. It needs at least six hours of sunshine a day.

Apply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch to a depth of three inches, then pull it back to avoid touching the tree.

In late fall, give "Ms. Higgenbotham" a long drink. She'll appreciate having her needles well-hydrated as winter approaches.

Pruning is usually not necessary. However, if any corrections are needed, take care of them in early spring before it starts to grow.

Tell your guests a marvelous garden story. Order your Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green, Blue
Fall Color Evergreen, Blue
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No